Stephen Colbert and Bryan Cranston Deliver Too Much Exposition on ‘The Late Show’

     July 12, 2016


Just because an actor is tasked with promoting their upcoming film through a variety of media outlets, that doesn’t mean they can’t have some fun while doing it. So as great an actor as Bryan Cranston is, and as dramatic a picture as The Infiltrator promises to be, he clearly likes showing off his sense of humor. Enter Stephen Colbert and CBS’ The Late Show, which not only invited Cranston onto the show to talk about the film, but to engage in a little bit of live theater.

Dubbed “Too Much Exposition Theater,” Colbert and Cranston get into character as a pair of fantastically contrived and rather stuffy gents who are more than willing to deliver a lot of unasked-for backstory to the viewing audience. I’d tell you more, but C&C do a fine job of that in the video below. If ever there was a skit that might develop into something more, like a web series or a regular appearance on The Late Show, please let it be this.

Watch the performance from The Late Show below:

As for The Infiltrator, which opens July 13th, here’s the official synopsis:

Based on a true story, Federal agent ROBERT “BOB” MAZUR (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent EMIR ABREU (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiancé KATHY ERTZ (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant ROBERTO ALCAINO (Benjamin Bratt). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.

For more on The Infiltrator, take a look at some of our recent coverage below:


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